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BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

57%

Subjects
  • Sport & exercise science
  • Training teachers
Student score
83% MED
Not Available
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBC

BBC including 1 Science subject (Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics), English and PE plus GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths, PE and Chemistry.

Scottish Highers
BBBB

ABBC or BBBB including English, PE, Science (Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics) plus an additional subject. Chemistry and Maths must be at standard grade 3 or above, Intermediate 2 or National 5.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
28

28 points to include 2 Higher subjects at 5 points

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

57%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Subjects are: introduction to sport performance and coaching; foundations of sport science; foundations of sport science; issues in sport; the business of sport and tourism and foundation skills. Year 2: Core subjects include: coaching practice; biomechanics; event management; sport psychology; sport physiology; in addition, options are available in sport sociology. Year 3: Core subjects include: coaching practice; performance analysis and research methods; sport physiology; and sport psychology; a range of optional subjects is also available. Year 4: Subject areas to include: coaching practice; sport psychology and dissertation.

University of the West of Scotland

Ayr Campus

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How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
35% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
361 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
26% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
28% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

5%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

37%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates has gone from under 3,000 in 2003 to nearly 9,500 in 2012. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport and fitness, coaching and teaching especially, but they're found all over the economy. Management is also a popular option for graduates from this subject – after all, this is a degree for people who want to motivate others!
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
81% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
429 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
57% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

92%

Graduates who are sales supervisors

2%

Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses – check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles, usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. But, be aware that primary school jobs are in short supply in some parts of the country, so if you hope to teach primary school children, don't expect to automatically be able to do so in your local area - you may still have to follow the jobs. That said, teaching roles are there to be found country-wide.
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